February 9 - March 4, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 9, 2023, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Philippe Labaune Gallery is pleased to present Wit & Wisdom, an exhibition of paintings by Canadian artist Anita Kunz. On view are a series of large-scale paintings from her art book debut, Another History of Art, presented alongside a carefully curated selection of her original illustrations made for several covers of The New Yorker. Contemporary aesthetics are juxtaposed onto art from the past through the point of view of "a secular female," breathing new life into works by Old Masters such as Rubens, da Vinci, Hockney, and Magritte as if painted by women of the modern era.
Artist Spotlight Presents:
Philippe Labaune Gallery is pleased to present a selection of drawings by emerging French Illustrator Alexis Bruchon as part of the gallery's new Artist Spotlight program. On view is the most recent collection of the artist's large- and small-scale illustrations highlighting his versatility across several media. Influenced by and an admirer of classic noir films from directors such as Robert Siodmak and Jules Dassin, Bruchon's drawings employ a dynamic use of color and perspective to illustrate a dreamlike rendition of Paris and New York evoking old fashioned themes and aesthetics from the 50s and 60s.
Meet Our Artists
Phillipe Labaune Gallery set itself a course to highlight graphic design through established and emerging artists whose commonality is to explore new territories and decompartmentalize the borders separating various modes of expression: illustration, painting, comic strips, and animation.
Amongst the artlist lineup are esteemed creators such as Lorenzo Mattotti, Nicolas de Crécy, Guido Crepax, Elizabeth Colomba, Anita Kunz, Catherine Meurisse, Miles Hyman, and François Schuiten.
Recent News & Press
Chaque année, Louis Vuitton et le groupe LVMH sélectionne un ou une artiste pour voyager dans un pays afin de croquer des instants de vie, de paysages et de faune. Problème, pour le Travel Book de 2021, la pandémie empêchait les voyages. Le dessinateur François Schuiten et l’écrivain Sylvain Tesson sont alors partis se promener sur Mars. Les dessins originaux, jamais exposés pour le moment, s’exporte à New-York dans la galerie Philippe Labaune.
In this interview, Philippe Labaune talks in-depth about his lifelong passion for narrative art and how he came to start his gallery after a long career in the finance industry.
“When you take a comic artist away from strips and the editorial limitations on storytelling, rhythm, and pleasing the publisher, and instead let them craft the narrative to their unique vision, that is where the magic happens.”
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